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Farfetch is succeeding in luxury fashion where Amazon has failed

Farfetch launched in 2008 with a clever premise: It would use the reach of the internet to create a single luxury-fashion marketplace, through which brick-and-mortar boutiques scattered around the world could easily find a global audience. Rather than each retailer having to figure out how to build …

eCommerce

Reinventing The Storefront: How 3 Tenacious Retailers Are Doing It

What do dog toys, chamomile tea and used elliptical machines have in common, other than qualifying as scavenger hunt objects? When everything is done right, they are the fruits of happy in-store experiences.<p>Online retail sales may be rising — 10% in the 12-month period ended June 30 — but people …

eCommerce

Luckin says Alibaba deal doesn't make Starbucks new retail

Founder of “new retail” startup Luckin Coffee—whose fast rise has been based on China’s new found love of coffee (and old love of generous …

eCommerce

What PopSugar learned from selling products through text messages

Shopping via text message may not seem like the most common behavior. Yet nearly a year after launching a pay-by-text service called Must Have It, …

Selling

Inside Store No. 8, Walmart’s incubator that is testing VR and conversational commerce

As Amazon, Alibaba and other e-commerce platforms grow their reach among online shoppers, large retailers are testing how technology can help build a …

eCommerce

Visions of the future of retail in 2028

What will the retail industry look like in ten years’ time? Just imagine if you had a crystal ball and could take a look at the shopping experience …

eCommerce

No Retail Tech, Please. We're Affluent | eMarketer Retail

About one in five affluent consumers in the US make no use of any technology while in stores. That’s right: no price checks on a smartphone while …

Alibaba's new Hong Kong store combines the best parts of physical and online shopping — take a closer look

1/<p>Customers check into the store with a mobile ID code by Taobao — the world's largest e-commerce website owned by Alibaba — before roaming the store …

eCommerce

Amazon, Alibaba And Nike All Point To The Next Innovation In Retail: Personalized Physical Spaces

Last week I wrote a piece entitled, “Amazon Go Means Goodbye Status Quo.” <i></i>The piece not only heaped praise on Amazon but also highlighted how Amazon Go, over the long-run, is about far more than the mere buzzwords of “checkout-free shopping.” The thesis is that if one studies Amazon Go closely, he …

eCommerce

Nike Live Shows Physical Retail Is Far From Dead

Retail stores will completely die by the end of this decade, warned venture capitalist Marc Andreessen in an infamous interview back in 2013. “Retail guys are going to go out of business and ecommerce will become the place everyone buys,” Andreessen told PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy. “You are not going …

eCommerce

Chinese retailer Suning showcases future of retail with five automated 'smart retail' stores

Chinese retailer Suning has rolled out five unmanned automated stores, called ‘Biu’ as the brand steps up its presence in China’s hugely competitive …

Infographic: How Women Want Tech to Shape the Shopping Experience

Women are embracing more personalized, speedy and seamless customer experiences. New research from PopSugar found that while in-store shopping is …

Advertising Industry

Zippin opens cashierless store in San Francisco

Cashierless store Zippin will open its doors to customers in San Francisco for the first time this week, beating Amazon Go to become the first cashierless store in the city.<p>The first Go store opened in Seattle in January. New cashierless stores from Amazon are scheduled to be opened in San …

San Francisco

The New York Hotel That Lets You Really Experience New York

With a small discreet entrance hidden in the heart of the theater district, it would be easy to mistake the Chatwal for a playgoer’s hidden gem near the bright lights of Broadway, and in fact it is just that, a perfect spot for those taking in the world’s most famous live performance district. But …

New York City

AI And The CEO: Why Every Company Must Become An AI Company

<i>(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)</i><p>CLOUD WARS — Call it the …

Artificial Intelligence

Link Motion +19.6% on announcing a Business cooperation with Alibaba Group's online travel agency Fliggy

Link Motion (NYSE:LKM) +19.6% premarket on reaching a new business cooperation agreement with Fliggy, the travel agency subsidiary of e-commerce …

Alibaba Group

Department stores see digital promise, mixed Q2 results

<i>This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Three major department stores, Nordstrom, Macy's, and JCPenney, have reported earnings for Q2 2018, and the common …

eCommerce

Welcome to Checkout-Free Retail. Don’t Mind All the Cameras

The shop has no sign. Or rather, the sign is obscured by some kind of bunting. The glass doors are papered over. You gotta know what's back there, …

eCommerce

Farfetch targets New York listing as luxury web sales thrive

(Reuters) - Online fashion retailer Farfetch aims to float on the New York Stock Exchange by the end of the year, the London-based company said on Monday, seeking to capitalise on rapid growth in luxury sales on the web.<p>Competition to capture online shoppers has picked up among premium brands in …

eCommerce

Who needs democracy when you have data? - MIT Technology Review

In 1955, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story about an experiment in “electronic democracy,” in which a single citizen, …

Human Rights

JD.com launches open blockchain technology platform

JD.com has launched a blockchain technology platform to help customers ensure the security, transparency and efficiency of their operations.<p>The JD …

Ctrip opens Oasis Lab, welcomes external startups to incubation program

This is an article from TravelDaily China.It appears as part of the tnooz sponsored content initiative.ChinaTravelNews has learned that Ctrip has …

Tencent tipped for OYO move, Chinese to spend $45 billion this summer, and more China news and trends

Tencent is tipped for a major OYO Rooms investment, while China’s domestic and outbound summer season could be worth more than $45 billion with 500 …

China

OYO expands in China, Ctrip grows offline sales and more China news and trends

OYO signed 400 hotels and 25,000 rooms in China last month alone; Ctrip‘s offline shops attract new customers; a fresh take on Klook‘s $200 million …

Hospitality

Alibaba eyes omni-channel retail in India, in talks with Reliance, Tata, Future Retail

Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart has spurred Chinese giant Alibaba into some increased activity of its own in expanding its business interests in …

eCommerce

New Tiffany Collection’s China Debut on Tmall Luxury Pavilion

Iconic jewelry house Tiffany & Co. will release its latest “Tiffany Paper Flowers” collection in China exclusively on the Luxury Pavilion, Tmall’s …

TAG Heuer

Threads raises $20M for its luxury goods ’boutique’ that exists only in messaging apps

When you think of e-commerce marketplaces, chances are that the first things that come to mind are storefronts built on websites and apps. But today an e-commerce startup that has never had either — and never plans to — has raised a fistful of cash to continue building out its shopping experience …

eCommerce

Your colleagues are not dinosaurs – it's workplace routines that make innovation difficult

In many sectors, the disruptive changes now occurring are so major that they have been described as the “fourth industrial revolution”. In response, …

Innovation

What Retail Apocalypse? Ask Some Department Stores, But Not All

Adapt or die isn’t just a tenet of evolution: It’s also the reality faced by the U.S. department-store industry. And some are doing it far better …

eCommerce

Amazon bids for Homebase stores to boost delivery arm

Amazon is hoping to capitalise on the turmoil on the high street as it circles Homebase stores in a bid to expand its delivery empire.<p>The internet retailer has emerged as an aggressive bidder for a tranche of stores Homebase is looking to offload through a sweeping restructure of its business, …

Homebase